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  • Women's Business Centers Improvements Act Passes The House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the House of Representative voted to unanimously approve H.R. 1680, the Women's Business Centers Improvements Act. Introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), this bill would modify several programs within the Small Business Administration (SBA) to modernize and improve initiatives to support female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. The Women's Business Centers Improvements Act would update the mission of the Office of Women's Business Ownership to direct i... Read more

  • Knight Secret Act Passes Final Vote, Ready to be Codified
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Monday, May 7, 2018, the House of Representative voted by unanimous consent to approve the final version of H.R. 3210, introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). The Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency (SECRET) Act will assess inefficiencies and shortfalls in the security clearance process to improve classified information protection while also ensuring individuals are able to start their jobs that require clearances in a reasonable amount of time. The bill re... Read more

  • Audubon Society Endorses Two Knight Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    The National Audubon Society, one of the oldest and largest conservation organizations in the country, has endorsed two bills lead by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). Each bill is supported by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers. H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology "BEST" Act, was introduced by Rep. Knight and would establish "moonshot" goals to promote the development of commercially viable, large-capacity energy storage technology. If achieved, this technology holds the pot... Read more

  • Knight Champions Aeronautics in FAA Reauthorization Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the House of Representatives voted 393-13 to pass H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill incorporates provisions authored by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) to overcome technology challenges for the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) into 21st Century commerce. It will also develop tools to strengthen the physical and cyber security of airspace systems and aircraft, and separately, ensure the agency is a good partner to private sec... Read more

  • Friendly Airports for Mothers Act Passes The House
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Friday, April 27, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Included in the final version of the bill are provisions from H.R. 2375, the Friendly Airports for Mothers Act of 2017, introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). Companion legislation (S. 1110) was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). This bill will direct large and medium hub airports to maintain a "lactation area" in each passenger terminal to p... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Energy Storage Development Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act. This bipartisan bill would establish innovation goals to develop commercially-viable large-scale energy storage technology. The concept of the BEST Act is modeled after similar "moonshot" initiatives that have successfully fostered rapid advancements in innovation and technology. Two of the most notable examples are the Department of Energy "SunShot" initiative ... Read more

  • Knight Congratulates Newly Confirmed NASA Administrator Bridenstine
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the Senate voted 50 to 49 to confirm Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) as the new Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Representative Knight (R-CA), Co-Chairman of the House NASA Caucus, released the following statement: "I want to congratulate Congressman Bridenstine on his appointment and confirmation as NASA Administrator. From his career as a Naval Aviator to serving the people of Oklahoma's 1st District, Jim has a long ... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Legislation to Combat Illegal Drug Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5546, to authorize the use of certain Department of Defense funds for combating opioid trafficking and abuse in the United States. This bill authorizes $20 million of the National Guard's counterdrug programs to be used in support of interagency efforts to combat opioid trafficking and abuse. "The opioid crisis is growing and we need all hands on deck in order to tackle this problem," said Rep. Knight "This bill dir... Read more

  • Knight Supports Advancement of NASA Authorization Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington, DC) - On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology favorably reported H.R. 5503, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act of 2018 by a vote of 26 to 7. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), a member of the Committee, voted in support of the bill that authorizes approximately $21 billion for various science, research, and technology programs. The final version of the bill includes several key provisions from Rep. Knig... Read more

  • Knight Initiates Veterans Healthcare Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has initiated a new program to expand healthcare options for former service members who live in regions underserved by VA hospitals. This program allows veterans receiving their healthcare from the VA access to local walk-in urgent-care clinics for out-patient medical issues if they cannot be seen by a local VA clinic in a timely manner. Previously, veterans would wait until their local VA clinic could sche... Read more

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